I'm Alabamy Bound
Posted 10 March 2003 - 07:46 AM
Despite a good session of googling ( illegal, I am led to believe in Alabama ) I can't seem to light upon a decent hotel for my night's stay or a place to eat away the evening
Any help much appreciated
Posted 10 March 2003 - 08:30 AM
I would suggest you go to the Highlands Bar and Grill 205-939-1400...Frank Stitt, the owner/chef was the James Beard Chef of the Southeast last year...he also has two other restaurants...Bottega (Italian) and Chez Fon Fon (French Bistro)
The Hot and Hot Fish Club
Hotels...There really aren't any "highend boutique" hotels in Birmingham...the only things along those lines are the private clubs, which have beautiful guest rooms...but, you must have a member sponsor you.
Birmingham is very "compact"...I would suggest staying in one of the newer hotels in the "Perimeter" or Summit areas...the Wynfrey is nice...but, it is connecting to the Galleria shopping mall...and about a 20 min. drive to downtown. If you want to stay downtown, there are two "acceptable" hotels...The Tutwiler and The Redmont...there is also a Radisson in the area...
Posted 10 March 2003 - 09:06 AM
Old, very classic hotel, I'd date it to the same vintage as the du Pont in Wilmington, Seelbach's in Louisville, and the Peabody in Memphis.
Posted 10 March 2003 - 10:57 AM
Huummmm... Are those anything like "sportin' events"?
Hi Simon...I grew up in Birmingham and still go back frequently for sporting events......
Posted 20 March 2003 - 09:53 AM
I recall the place was crowded, popular, and the fish dishes were tasty. Any Birmingham hands remember the name? It was on a small side street downtown, Greek-owned, had the owner's own line of olive oil on display.
Posted 20 March 2003 - 11:13 AM
I have been there a few times for business reasons and it was much nicer than I thought.
Hot and Hot was the place we kept going back to, although I heard good things about Highlands as well.